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Softboards /Foam Surfboards

Softboards are perfect for getting started and staying safe. Buying your first board is as exciting as buying your first car or having your first, well, whatever.

So, where do you start? With a decision about buying new or used. It can be tough preparing to drop $600 on a new longboard when you’re not sure what to expect. On the other hand and it can be risky paying out $200 to $350 on a second hand board when you’re not sure how well the previous owner treated it. Enter the foamie, or soft top surfboard. This may just be the perfect place for you to start.

The foam surfboard is made from highly durable materials using proven manufacturing techniques.  They are built to take the toughest treatment and come in a range of shapes and styles to suit the beginners to advanced riders.

If you’re looking for a foam surfboard for sale, come and chat to us at Manly Surfboards and we’ll help you with the right choice. As foamie supplier Softech says: People often don’t realize the amount of research & development that goes into our Softech softboards. Kids will have a blast learning to surf on a quality board, & mums ‘n dads can take that same board, paddle out the back & rip on some of the best waves of their life”.

And there are lots of other great reasons to favour a foamie, at least eight:

  1. They travel well

No more big dings on the rail and deck of your board thanks to careless baggage handlers with the robust construction of a foamie

  1. Safety

A really BIG one. The soft deck and rails of a soft top reduce the impact of a potential blow to the head – to you or anyone surfing near you.

  1. Durability

Ask any surfer, getting a ding in your rail hurts, costing money and time out of the water. With a soft top surfboard you can learn, practice, enjoy the waves without worrying about the maintenance.

  1. Save time and money

Softboards / Foam surfboards are usually cheaper to buy up front, plus they have less downtime due to repairs.

  1. No damage to other boards

Another big one if you want to show respect to your more experienced brothers and sisters out in the surf. Better surfers are more likely to cut you some slack when your mistakes aren’t damaging their ride.

  1. High resale value

You never recover the original cost of a dinged surfboard. Those lovingly patched dings might represent some of the most amazing surfing experiences of your life, but to a buyer? They’re just patches. When you’re ready for a new board, your soft top retains its value pretty well.

  1. Warranty

Our Liquid Shredder range of soft tops comes with a 12-month warranty – not something you get from standard board suppliers.

  1. Performance

No one starts out surfing to be bad at it – everyone wants to shred with the best. With a foamie, you don’t have to sacrifice performance for safety. You get safety, and a board that can take you a long way as your skill and confidence improves.